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101 in 1001 update: February 2011

Hi everyone! Thanks for following along on my 101 in 1001 days progress. This month has been all about trying new restaurants (Number 75 on the list). This month has also been about preparation. Lots of preparation for a new adventure that begins in 6 months…Marriage. Many items on my 101 in 1001 list started this month, however they are works in progress and will not be completely finished for a few months. These items include #50, #60, and #72. Number 50 was pretty time consuming this month. Part of our pre-marital counseling was a questionnaire that both Conner and I had to fill out. This resulted in hours dedicated to detailing our pros and cons of marriage, family, and plans for the future. We both successfully completed our paperwork and now are waiting to be placed with our mentor couple. How exciting!  Also part of our pre-marital counseling homework was to read “5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book is great because it explains the fact that we all like to be “loved” differently. The book offers practical examples of how to learn to speak to your spouse in a way that is not foreign but fills their “love tank”. Here’s to #72.

Next on the list was #60. Initially I put “purge and donate old clothes” on my list in order to declutter my own things, however it is extremely important to do so with both mine and Conner’s belongings as we begin to consolidate two living spaces into one. I have gotten my belongs down to only two car loads, but that is mostly contributed to the fact that I have moved so many times over the last 6 years. Conner, however, has been living in the same place for 2 ½ years, and therefore has many car loads worth of stuff. I will admit, my a-type personality is freaking out a little bit at the thought of the “having to rent a storage unit to fit the extra stuff” conversations that have occurred over the last few weeks. Long story short, this has led my #60 to be applied to Conner’s things 😉 First up was his clothes. This was the easiest considering the big thing to purge will be the frat-tastic paraphernalia adorning his walls.

As for next month, I will:

4.     Plan a surprise date for Conner

29.   Transfer files from old computer.

72.   Read a book for my goal of 15. Suggestions?

94.   Attend a professional conference

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101 in 1001: New Restaurant Part 2

This weekend I worked on #75 of my 101 in 1001 list. We chose two restaurants to eat at, solely based on their Scout Mob status. Scout Mob is one of my favorite Android apps because of its ability to get you 50% of your meal! Who doesn’t love a good deal? The other great part is exploring Atlanta by trying out new restaurants that I would not have ventured to in the past. Friday night we went on a double date to Baroni Italian Grill. The food was outstanding, but the service, not so much. The pizzas were fired in a wood oven and had amazing ingredients. I say the service was awful because it took 2 hours for us to get our food. Who knew this was common practice in Buckhead on a Friday night??? Anyways, the food was great, but I doubt we will be back again since it took so long. The one bonus of visiting this resturant was that it would have normally been out of our typical date night budget, but the discount and slow service scored us over 50% off of our meal. We ended up with three pizzas and calamari for about $20.00. Pretty good deal.

(via ScoutMob)

(My sweet twin sister chowing down on a slice of the pizza. Photo via iPhone).

The second location we went to was Tom’s Folly. This wonderful restaurant/bar is located next to Chick-fil-A on Howell Mill. Those of you who know me would ask “Why in the world did you pass up an opportunity to eat at Chick-fil-A?”. I will tell you why….It was Sunday. So we stopped in and had the tater tots, pulled pork sandwich, twice fried french fries, crab cake, and roast beef sandwich. The fries and sandwich were outstanding. The pulled pork was so good I didn’t even need to use any sauce. Outstanding!

(via ScoutMob)

Friday Funny

I thought this Bermuda Triangle of Productivity was really funny.

(Via Fuchsia Macaree)

101 in 1001: New Restaurant

One of my 101 in 1001 goals is to visit new restaurants. This past weekend I was able to visit a new restaurant, the Silver Skillet, an Atlanta Landmark. I had never been there, but thought it was a perfect opportunity for brunch since Conner’s sister was in town.

There were a lot of options to choose from, including “Syrupy Things”.

We all ordered some form of hash browns, eggs, and bacon. The food was great, however the little old lady that served us our food had a hard time remembering what we ordered. Needless to say, we all had something other than what we ordered, even though 2 of our orders were supposed to be exactly the same. Overall, this didn’t damper the mood of the place, since the food was good and that same little old lady was funny. The Silver Skillet is a hot spot for many celebrities, including Guy Fieri, who featured the Silver Skillet on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives. Our little waitress informed us that she could be spotted on the episode three times, but then refused to give us an autograph. She was funny.

We had a great time, good food, and will definitely be back. They have home-style veggies served during the week that I must go back for. Mostly because the list included fried okra, macaroni and cheese, and fried green tomatoes. If you are in the Atlanta area, make sure to put this hot-spot on your list of must-visit locations.

Weekend Inspiration

I wanted to share this picture with you just because it makes me happy. Who wouldn’t want a dinner party that looks like this? So festive!

(via Oh Happy Day)

Facebook Banner Photos

Facebook has rolled out new updates. This particular upgrade was for the banner photos at the top of the profile pages. Now, these  pictures have been at the top of profile pages for weeks, but yesterday they rolled it out to Fan Pages. I finally had a chance to play around with the new pictures. I added the Atlanta Skyline to the top of the Georgia Tech Conference Services Fan Page.

For those of you concerned with how this effects your own page, the answer is easy. The pictures are automatically generated to the top of your page by the pictures that were the most recently tagged. You can easily get rid of pictures from the banner by clicking the “x” in the corner to hide the picture. This simply hides the picture from your page, but does not delete the tag completely. For more advanced pictures, here is a simple tutorial for creating a banner like the above, where the pictures are in a sequence:

1. Choose an image that you would like to use as your banner and open it in your favorite photo editing software.

2. Resize the image to 490 x 68 pixels.

3. Crop the image into 5 sections, 98 x 68 pixels.

4. Upload the five cropped photos into a a Facebook album and tag=yourself in reverse order. Basicaly Part 5 of 5 is tagged first, and part 1 of 5 is tagged last.

5. You should now have a customized Facebook Photo Banner!

 

Here is a link to some other creative Picture Banners.

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